Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Kevin Christopher Bullock, age 50, of the 5500 block of Taylors Walke Lane in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Glenn R. Croshaw to 35 years in prison for Aggravated Malicious Wounding. The Commonwealth requested that Bullock’s sentence exceed the Virginia State Sentencing Guidelines, which recommended he serve no more than 18 years and 6 months in prison. Upon pronouncing Bullock’s sentence, of which none was suspended, Judge Croshaw remarked that Croshaw was “mindful of his duty to protect the public.”
Kevin Bullock pled guilty on May 29, 2012. The Commonwealth’s evidence proved that on December 10, 2010, Bullock showed up at his girlfriend’s house unexpectedly. She had been trying to break off her relationship with him, so she got into her car and drove away upon seeing him. Bullock rear-ended the victim at a stoplight in the Cypress Point area of Virginia Beach. He approached her driver’s side door and began hitting her and attempting to gouge out her left eye. Unsuccessful, he bit off a large chunk of her flesh by her left eye and spat it on the ground.
The victim fled to a nearby 7-Eleven store to get help. Police responded and recovered a piece of the victim’s flesh as well as bits of plastic consistent with a rear-end collision. Bullock was later arrested at his home. The victim received numerous facial reconstructive surgeries, suffered eye damage, and has permanent scarring on her face as a result of Bullock’s attack.
Bullock has two prior felony convictions from Norfolk Circuit Court involving violence against women. In 1987, Bullock was convicted of Unlawful Wounding after stabbing his girlfriend approximately 30 times when she tried to end their relationship. In 1999, he was convicted of Statutory Burglary after breaking into the home of the victim from today’s case and attacking her.
This case was prosecuted by Associate Commonwealth’s Attorney Wendy R. Alexander. Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.